Himalayan Elders Project (HEP) started with an elders picnic in 2012 and has since grown into one of the largest active non-profits in Queens, NY. The organization takes care of more than 100 seniors from the Himalayan region living in the New York area. HEP operates from Mon-Wed every week in Jackson Heights, Queens and conducts Yoga, Light-Exercise, Devotional, Walkers Group, Tibetan and English classes and several other activities without any fees. The organization is entirely funded by individual community donors.
Your donation today will help make our annual picnic happen for the 8th consecutive years which has now become a tradition. The 4 days picnic is held at the Palyul Retreat Center in McDonough, NY and is supported by about 20 volunteers including Registered Nurses, Professional cooks, entertainers, care-providers, drivers etc.
The picnic directly helps our seniors in their physical and mental wellbeing and is the core to our program. The funds collected here will pay for 4 days of chartered busses, meals, cooks, van rentals, gas etc. The picnic is from June 14th - 17th and we need to funds as soon as possible to make bookings with various vendors.
Himalayan Elders Project is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization; all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. We'd be happy to provide receipts for tax-purposes, please let us know how to send them to you.
The use and oversight of the funds will be documented and made public on this page.
More information about Himalayan Elders Project Inc: Inspired by the vision of HH the Dalai Lama, the HEP (Himalayan Elders Project) is a community initiative to support, enrich and empower seniors from the Himalayan community in New York. At the HEP we provide time and space to our seniors to gather, practice dharma, socialize, share life experiences, cherish community connectedness and enjoy a renewed sense of independence . Himalayan Elders Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt organization registered in New York.